News archive - Serbia has started CERN Membership Talks

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Technological Development Bozidar Djelic attended the official ceremony for the inauguration of the LHC at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) together with Serbian researchers who took part in bringing the accelerator to completion, i.e. in history’s greatest scientific experiment.

During his visit to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN near Geneva, minister Djelic met CERN Director General Robert Aymar in which occasion Serbia’s CERN membership talks have been set out.
Deputy Prime Minister stressed that Serbia was greatly honored to be attending the official ceremony thanks to our physicists working at this project more than twenty years.

He also mentioned, apart from scientists from Vinca Institute and Institute of Physics at Zemun, experts from Belgrade Faculty of Physics, as well as engineers from “Zastava tools” who had produced hydraulic parts for the big LHC Detector System.

Djelic recalled that Yugoslavia was one of 12 CERN countries founders which had ratified founding Convention, to quit it then for a while, but today’s Serbia is Serbia which is coming back into the world and Serbia which will come back into the CERN.

The giant accelerator, 27 km-long circular tunnel with vacuum tube located 100 m under ground, had started up on September 10, but due to a LHC massive quench the experiment was stopped and its re-start delayed till April 2009.

CERN, The European Organization for Nuclear Research, established in 1954, has included in this project more than 7,000 scientists, among others Serbian scientists and engineers. In this project 9 billion dollars have been invested.

There are four detectors at LHC accelerator; two big steel rings each measuring 8 m in diameter and 100 tones weight are produced by “Lola” and “Krio-Equipment”, which have been built in one of four detector systems. Also, a temperature control system is from Serbia, i.e. it is constructed by researchers from Vinca Institute.

Entry created by Elke Dall on November 11, 2008
Modified on November 11, 2008